WW1 Memorial

Design-build of lounge, meeting rooms, gym, game center and library of this stunning condo development

From a mound in a meadow to Egyptian pyramids on sand, humans have built to remember, mourn & commemorate. The monument for the dead has historically been a significant force in our building instinct.

For our memorial to “the forgotten war”, we investigated the typology of burial grounds such as the tumulus and the step-pyramid (ziggurat), which surface in numerous cultures from Meso-America to the steppes of Central Asia. A tumulus is a simple mound that contains the body of the deceased. (No wonder Adolf Loos called it the fundamental form of architecture.) Ziggurats & step-pyramids were also shrines/tombs that had quintessential value of commemoration.

Design principal

Selim Vural, AIA

Project team

Par Bratt